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2013 Syosset Election Guide

Everything you need to know before you go to the polls Tuesday.

By Joe Dowd

Voters in Syosset and across New York State go to the polls Tuesday to elect local officials and decide the fate of a state referendum on casino gambling. Here's what you need to know before you vote:

Town of Oyster Bay 

Incumbent eight-term Town Supervisor John Venditto, 64, of North Massapequa, will again face Democrat John Capobianco for the supervisor's position. Capobianco, 49, of Farmingdale, ran for supervisor two years ago against Venditto. He is a member of the Farmingdale Board of Education, active in downtown business efforts and owns two businesses.

There are three open seats up for grabs on the town board: The three Republicans are: 
  • Joseph G. Pinto
  • Michele Johnson
  • Chris J. Coschignano
The three Democrats are: 
  • Christopher F. Briggs
  • Sekhar Nelanuthala
  • Kimberly L. Snow
Voters will also decide the town clerk's position. 

James Altadonna Jr., the former Massapequa Park mayor, was appointed to the position earlier this year. He faces Mili Makhijani of Jericho, a lawyer and political newcomer. 

Nassau County Executive

The big Nassau County wide election pits Republican incumbent Edward P. Mangano against Democratic challenger Tom Suozzi. The District Attorney's race is also on the ballot pitting Democrat Kathleen Rice, the incumbent, against Republican Howard E. Sturim.
Nassau County Comptroller

Incumbent Republican George Maragos is running against Democratic challenger Howard Weitzman.

Nassau District Attorney

Incumbent Democrat Nassau District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice is running against Republican challenger Howard E. Sturim. 

County Clerk

Incumbent Republican Maureen C. O'Connell is running against Democratic challenger Laura A. Gillen.

Nassau Legislator, 18th District
Democrat David Gugerty is running against Republican Donald N. MacKenzie.

Nassau Legislator, 16th District


Syosset voters will also help decide the outcome in the 16th Nassau Legislative race. Veteran incumbent Judy Jacobs, a Democrat, is up against Lou Imbroto, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully last year in a race against Assemblyman Charles Lavine, D, Glen Cove.

Polling Locations

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. To find your local polling place visit the Board of Elections website here.

To see more in-depth coverage of each candidate, see Newsday's election guide here.
ed November 04, 2013 at 08:37 PM
I hope Nassau residents finally vote out the CORRUPT Nassau Republicans who continue to RAISE our taxes, CUT our police department, and HIRE their friends to PATRONAGE positions!

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